Architecture In Britain 1530 To 1830

Author: John Summerson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300058864
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The author charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building worlds.

Architecture In France In The Eighteenth Century

Author: Wend von Kalnein
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300060130
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French architecture of the 18th century - which exhibited great technical ability and refined taste - influenced architectural style throughout Europe. This book is a survey of the French architecture of the period. It begins with the origins of the style moderne under the last years of Louis XIV, discusses the end of Rococo and the return to antiquity, and concludes with the Revolutionary architecture and the house of Madame Recamier.

History Of Art

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780131828957
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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

The Arts In Prehistoric Greece

Author: Sinclair Hood
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300052879
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This well-presented paperback guide to the prehistoric Greek art focuses on friezes, ceramics, jewellery, figurines, metalwork, weapons and funerary offerings from across mainland Greece and its islands, including Crete, from the Neolithic through to the Late Bronze Age and the Minoan and Mycenaean periods. The informative text is supported by numerous illustrations.

A History Of British Art

Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520223769
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Andrew Graham-Dixon unveils the long-kept secret of Britain's rich and vital visual culture.

William Hunter And His Eighteenth Century Cultural Worlds

Author: Helen McCormack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134767153
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The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1731 and was greatly influenced by some of the most important philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746). He quickly abandoned his studies in theology for Medicine and, in 1740, left Scotland for London where he steadily acquired a reputation as an energetic and astute practitioner; he combined his working life as an anatomist successfully with a wide range of interests in natural history, including mineralogy, conchology, botany and ornithology; and in antiquities, books, medals and artefacts; in the fine arts, he worked with artists and dealers and came to own a number of beautiful oil paintings and volumes of extremely fine prints. He built an impressive school of anatomy and a museum which housed these substantial and important collections. William Hunter’s life and work is the subject of this book, a cultural-anthropological account of his influence and legacy as an anatomist, physician, collector, teacher and demonstrator. Combining Hunter’s lectures to students of anatomy with his teaching at the St Martin’s Lane Academy, his patronage of artists, such as Robert Edge Pine, George Stubbs and Johan Zoffany, and his associations with artists at the Royal Academy of Arts, the book positions Hunter at the very centre of artistic, scientific and cultural life in London during the period, presenting a sustained and critical account of the relationship between anatomy and artists over the course of the long eighteenth century.

Seventeenth Century Art And Architecture

Author: Ann Sutherland Harris
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694155
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Encompassing the socio-political, cultural background of the period, this book takes a fresh look at the careers ofthe Baroque Masters and many lesser-known artists. The book focuses on art from Italy, Flanders, Spain, France, the Dutch Republic and England.

Early Christian And Byzantine Architecture

Author: Richard Krautheimer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300052947
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By now a classic, it presents in a single volume a coherent overall view of the history and the changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, from Constantinople to Greece and the Balkans, and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Mesopotamia.

Life In The English Country House

Author: Mark Girouard
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300058703
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Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.

Sculpture In Britain 1530 1830

Author: Margaret Whinney
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300053180
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This comprehensive survey of sculpture in Britain from the Reformation to the accession of Queen Victoria aims to shed light on English taste in the period. It examines the family tomb and the portrait bust, the forms of sculpture most favoured in Britain at that time.